U.S. M1 Carbine
Serial Number: 1,325,125

Bavaria Rural Police
LandesGendarmerieKommando Salzburg (LGKSb)


Purchased by the current owner at a gun store in Knoxville, TN in May 1995.

Barrel Group

Barrel type II W undated (Winchester)
Front Sight type  
Barrel Band type IA unmarked
Barrel Skirt    
Slide type W (Winchester)

Last 4 digits of receiver serial number on slide arm, apear to have been stamped twice, one over the other. The lower series may have been only 3 digits instead of 4. INTRAC KNOX TN on bottom of barrel behind front sight.

Stock Group

Stock type II marking possibly obscured
Handguard type I OI (Inland)
Buttplate   (National Postal Meter)

Stock is in excellent overall condition with an oval sling cut and high wood. Stock slingwell has both the entire serial number and the last 4 digits of the receiver serial number. Bottom of handguard has the entire serial number. Tape with the rank GRyi and the name Josef Warter obscures the stock manufacturer marking in the slingwell. Tape with the name Kendlbacher Erich on the right side of the stock may obscure the presence of Ordnance markings.

Receiver Group

Receiver type II Winchester
Rear Sight type I S on left
Operating Spring Tunnel Housing   attached
Recoil Plate type II unmarked

No stake marks indicative of an adjustable rear sight, this one appears original.

Bolt Group

Bolt type I or II W (Winchester)
Extractor   WI (Winchester)
Extractor Plunger    
Firing Pin type W (Winchester)

The last 3 digits of the receiver serial number have been stamped into the bolt twice, one above the other. The lower 3 digits have been stamped over what appears to have been / 2 /. The 3 digits stamped in the bolt is consistent with what has been observed on other carbines used by the Bavaria Rural Police, but the / 2 / is unusual. The last 4 digits of the receiver serial number are electropenciled on the bolt. This was done by the Bavarial Rural Police even if the 3 digit number was stamped in the bolt. It was also done by the Austria Gendarmerie if it had not already been done.

Trigger Group

Trigger Housing type III W (Winchester)
Trigger type  
Sear type W (Winchester)
Hammer type III W (Winchester)
Hammer Spring type  
Trigger Housing Pin type  
Safety type IV double S encircled
Magazine Catch type IIA LT-Q (Ludlow Typograph Co. of Chicago, IL for Quality Hardware)

Bottom of trigger housing has markings LGKSb (Gendarmerie Salzburg) with the inventory number 0002. Rear of trigger housing on T has the last 4 numbers of the receiver serial number stamped into it.


Sling manufactured by Stolla of Vienna (Wien) with Gendarmerie purchasing office imprint indicating the date of 1956. The name Warter is written on both sides of the sling.

Information and photographs courtesy of R.A. Davis III.

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